HC Deb 23 February 1888 vol 322 c1220

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What pension allowance or other grants the widow of the late Head Constable Whelehan (murdered in County Clare) has received; and, whether she has made any claim for compensation as against the Barony; and, if so, with what result?

THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN)(who replied) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)

said: The widow of the murdered Head Constable has been awarded an annual pension of £40, to be paid to her so long as she remains a widow, and an annual allowance of £2 10s. for each of his four children until they respectively attain the age of 15 years. She received a sum of £155 8s. 9d. from the Constabulary Force Fund, to which her husband had been a subscriber. I understand she brought forward a claim for compensation at Presentment Sessions last November, which was disallowed.